Shout.tv wanted to attract millions of fans of sports and other live events to play sponsored trivia games for cash and prizes. But each game was like a DDoS attack on its data centers. As a solution, the company turned to a distributed database management system called NuoDB.
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Sunday's AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and visiting Baltimore Ravens will be the fourth at Gillette Stadium since 2001, so the host's IT department knows the drill just as well as the players and coaches.